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Gold family £40m letter of support for West Ham

Gold Group International, a company owned by David Gold and his family has agreed to underwrite financial support to West Ham of up to £40m.

Accounts published at Companies House this week that the Group provided a letter of support to West Ham’s holding company W H Holding agreeing to loan up to £40m. That letter expires on 11th August 2021.

The accounts confirm that the company received £2m in loan repayment and interest from West Ham but  Gold’s company paid back double that when he paid £4m in a shares rights issue late last year.

Gold Group International shareholding of West Ham remains at 13.45% of the club with David Gold’s total shareholding remaining at 35.1%

The Gold company is owed £23.5m by West Ham in shareholder loans for which it is receiving 4% interest, inturn the Gold Group International has taken out a loan itself against money owed to it for £26m which is repayable in 2024 with interest set at 5%. This indicates Gold family is losing money on the shareholder loans. The financial facility can be extended to 2030 if required accounts claim.

The Gold group reveal it disposed of a number of assets including four properties and an aircraft for £18.7m  Presumably the aircraft sold for £800,000 is Gold’s last remaining helicopter.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “Gold family £40m letter of support for West Ham

  1. Great news, thank you David .

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